Large scale festivals return to NSW

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Parkes Elvis Festival's program 'bigger and better than ever'.

New South Wales is celebrating the return of large scale festivals with the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Parkes Elvis Festival and Broken Hill’s Mundi Mundi Bash taking place this week.

Parkes Elvis Festival kicks off today with new events on the roster including a Speedway Exhibit of rare and classic race cars, meet-and-greet racing stars and virtual reality simulators, a Pin-Up Pageant and rock and roll play Sons of Sun.

“This year’s program is bigger and better than ever,” said festival director Tiffany Steel.

“There’s a bunch of phenomenal free events, family-focused activities, outdoor markets, and special performances sure to blow audiences away.”

Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said the Parkes Elvis Festival is a “unique drawcard” for regional NSW.

“If you’ve always wanted to attend the Parkes Elvis Festival, this is the year to make it happen.

“Join 24,000 other visitors and Elvis fans and help boost the visitor economy in and around Parkes,” he said.

“Every night spent in a hotel, every meal at a restaurant, drink in a bar or experience enjoyed helps the State’s economic recovery.”

Around 10,000 are expected to attend the three-day Mundi Mundi Bash, with many coming from interstate.

Tamworth Music Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary with organisers unsure how the new the new April dates will affect crowd numbers after it was forced to postpone earlier this year as the Omicron wave swept through the state.